I had previously posted this recipe on my family blog so I thought I would post it here also. Every time I make these, they are always a huge hit. It is a very simple, quick and yummy recipe.
1 2/3 c sugar
1 c vegetable oil (You can substitute 1/2 c applesauce for 1/2 c oil)
15 oz can pumpkin
2 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 c butter or margarine, softened
2 c confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat over to 350 degrees
Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy.
Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth.
Spread the batter into a greased 13x18 pan.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Let cool before frosting.
To make the icing:
Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add the sugar and mix on low until combined.
Stir in the vanilla and mix again.
Spread on cooled bars.
**These are very moist and yummy! The pumpkin isn't overwhelming in the bars and the cream cheese frosting just makes it THAT much better!!!!!**